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Mt. Ishizuchi, Saijo

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Mount Ishizuchi is a 1982m mountain on the border of Saijō and Kumakōgen, in Ehime, Japan. This mountain is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. It is the highest mountain in Western Japan.OutlineMount Ishizuchi is the highest mountain on the island of Shikoku and also the highest mountain west of Mount Haku. It is known as 'the roof of Shikoku' and the sharp, rocky summit resembles a huge stone hammer.Mount Ishizuchi is an important object of worship in this region and one of the major centers of Shugendō, a sect of mixture of Shintoism and Buddhism. At the top of the mountain there is a small shrine called the Ishizuchi Shrine. This mountain is also known as one of Seven Holy Mountains. There are several sets of heavy iron chains leading up to the summit and this is the route many pilgrims opt to take, the longest set being 68m. However, it is possible to hike all the way to the peak along a trail which includes stairs and ramps with handrails.The climbing season opens every year on July 1, and women are forbidden from climbing the mountain on this day. Between mid-October and mid-November, people come from far and wide to view the autumn colours.The area around Mount Ishizuchi is a major part of Ishizuchi Quasi-National Park.Access Sanchōjōju Station of Ishizuchi Ropeway Ishizuchi Tsuchigoya Bus Stop of Iyotetsu Bus
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  • Ehime Prefecture is the mountain of God. It is Miyama to thank up really really care about. We recommend things to come by climbing every year during his mountain climbing are the climbing road is quite hard, so decently dressed.
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  • Nice view from the top! I went to mid-October. The leaves were at the top was a little. Never go astray so many climbers or one of the. Walking distance is surprisingly long, but walk slowly so tired so much (way was using aerial tramway) was.
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  • Took the ishizuchi ropeway from Mt. ishizuchi three peaks, Mt. Tengu peak, southern Apex peak to come. Mt. Misen, all courses of chain use climbed, but the chain is. Chain place congestion was terrible, but it was interesting. Mt. Misen-Rocky Mt. Tengu is a little dangerous. Gas I have Vista was very good mountain the mountain itself was not.
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